Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - Nature - 276 pages
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Yellowstone National Park has a long history of deaths by everything from earthquakes to bear attacks, poison gas, and lightning. Since 1870 there have been 300 deaths, all brought together in this fascinating book by a long-time chronicler of Yellowstone's history.

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User Review  - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing

Wilderness is impersonal. It does not care whether you live or die. It does not care how much you love it. So while we are loving the Yellowstone wilderness, while we play in it, indeed revel in it ... Read full review

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"Death in Yellowstone" is not really about lurid encounters resulting in gory deaths. Rather, it is an extremely well researched and documented history of fatalities in the Park since it was created ... Read full review


Death by Nature 1 Hold Fast to Your Children Death in Hot Water
The Myth That Can Kill You
Human Deaths from Bears and How to Keep Them From Happening

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Lee H. Whittlesey is the historian for Yellowstone National Park and the author or editor of numerous books including "Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park"; "Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park"; and "A Yellowstone Album: a Photographic Celebration of the First National Park.

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